Posted on May 4, 2013 by E.W. Spider
Me: Can I take a break?
Gentle Reader: Sure…sure! Yes, of course! But…um….
Me: I want to try new things. I want to go outside to play, get some fresh air, and do some much needed people watching. Plus, I haven’t baked blueberry muffins in *ages*.
GR: Ahhhhh. All right. You won’t be gone long, though, will you? Will you come back?
Me: Well, I did this once before, and you know me: when the muffins are ready to share, I’ll be back. Big hugs and thank you!
GR: See you later!
Filed under: Hafta Share | Tagged: blueberry muffins, break time | 3 Comments »
Posted on May 3, 2013 by E.W. Spider
Principal Number One: The Arts Have It
- A Roxbury, Massachusetts school principal fired the security guards and replaced them with art teachers. The result? The school boasts “one of the fastest student improvement rates statewide”. On a large scale such as this school, these results are amazing. On a smaller scale, such as a single classroom or at home, you achieve something similar when you make crafts, sing songs, and talk with puppets.
Principal Number Two: Sunny Days
- Principal Bob Samson of Bellingham Christian School in Bellingham, Washington, canceled school on May 3 because the weather was good. Not “bad weather”, as in snowy, rainy, or typhoony. Good weather, as in sunny, warm, and perfect for playing outdoors. Brilliant idea, yes? Who else is making a beeline for the principal’s office right now? (Be careful: no running in the halls!)
Got a bright idea for your principal? Oh I know you do! Share?
What, you *are* the principal? Saaaay, I’ve got and idea or two for you…….
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Posted on May 2, 2013 by E.W. Spider
Out of habit, I’m almost always likely to say, “A as in Apple”.
B is pretty much always “Banana”.
C is “Carrot”.
Naturally, all of my ears perk up when I hear what other languages do.
Take a look at Nicole Designs’ fruit and vegetable alphabet.
Gorgeous isn’t it? (Oh, you should see the rest of the site!!)
And no, I wasn’t really thinking, because I immediately galloped off to find out in which language people say, “Q as in…Quapple??”
Oh silly me.
Filed under: ABCs for young learners, Crafts, Teacher Tips | Tagged: alphabet, embroidery, fruits, vegetables | Leave a comment »